environment

Seven-year-old Ryan Hickman from California has shown that it’s never too early start recycling—or saving for college. The young boy became interested in recycling after his dad took him to a local recycling center when he was three years old. The experience made such a huge impression on him that he decided to start collecting recyclabl

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As of January 1, 2017, all electric trains in the Netherlands will be powered entirely by wind energy. Dutch railway companies began working with energy developer Eneco in 2015 to set in motion plans that would make all trains run on renewable energy by 2018. The transition has been completed one year ahead of schedule. It’s a major step

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If you had plans to see the famous “Pioneer Cabin Tree” in Calaveras Big Trees State Park, California, you just missed your chance. The iconic Tunnel Tree was toppled by a powerful winter storm on January 7th, 2017. Images via Calaveras Big Trees Association The ancient sequoias in the park—some of which are estimated to be over 1,000 ye

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Getting a flat tire while on a bike trip is never fun. Yes, you can easily pump and patch your tire to get back on the road, but if you don’t have the proper tools with you, you’re looking at a very long walk home. A company in Utah is looking to make the dreaded flat tire a thing of the past by introducing two tubeless and airless tire o

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French Minister of Environment Ségolène Royal officially opened the world’s first solar road last week in Tourouvre-au-Perche. The road was built by Wattway and is one kilometer long (0.621 miles) with 2,880 solar panels. Wattway Wattway It’s an energy experiment expected to produce 280 megawatt hours of power every year that cost Franc

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Bike share programs are becoming increasingly popular in urban centers all over the world because of the convenience they offer city commuters. Cities in China, Europe, and Canada have had bike sharing programs for years now, and a large number of cities in the U.S. are getting on board. But as more cities launch bike share programs, the

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